Modern Anatomical Sciences Graduate Program

Coursework & Curriculum

Coursework and curriculum delivery be delivered on NEOMED’s Rootstown-based campus under the guidance of experienced experts. Students will be exposed to interprofessional education opportunities and clinical experiences within a health professions university.

Curriculum

Master of Science (M.S.) in Modern Anatomical Sciences

This two-year program prepares educational innovators in biomedical sciences, building on nearly 100 hours of clinical imaging training. Upon completing the foundational medical coursework in the first year, mentored teaching practicums prepare you as a future anatomical instructor. A final thesis lets students demonstrate their scholarly contribution to biomedical imaging.

Curriculum Blueprint
Year 1 NEOMED-based Clinical Experience
July Foundations of Human Development: 3 credits 8 clinical hours:

Ultrasonography
Fall Semester Human Structure: 7 credits

Physiological Basis of Medicine: 5.5 credits

Introduction to Anatomical and Biomedical Imaging Modalities: 3 credits
24 clinical hours:

General Radiography (X-rays)

Computed Axial Tomography (CT)

Angiography

Ultrasonography
Spring Semester Medical Neuroscience: 6 credits

Seminar in Imaging Research and Pedagogy: 1 credit

Clinical/Research Anatomy Lab Rotation: 1 credit hour

Ethical Conduct in research: 2 credit hours
8 clinical hours:

Nuclear Medicine (MRI) and fMRI

16 clinical/biomedical imaging hours:

Clinical/Research Anatomy Lab Rotation
Total 29.5 credits 56 clinical hours
Year 2 NEOMED-based Clinical Experience
Fall Semester Teaching Practicum in Gross Anatomy: 3 credits

Teaching Practicum in Histology/Cell Biology: 2 credits

Advanced Methods in Medical and Biomedical Imaging: 3 credits

Biomedical Statistics (Optional – if student has taken undergraduate course OR 3 credit hours)

Thesis Design Methods: 2 credits
40 clinical hours:

General Radiography (X-rays)

Computed Axial Tomography (CT)

Angiography

Ultrasonography

Nuclear Medicine

Augmented Virtual Anatomy
Spring Semester Teaching Practicum in Medical Neuroscience: 2 credits

Advanced Human Anatomy Dissection Techniques: 3 credits

Thesis: 4-6 credits
Total 19-24 credits 40 clinical hours

Master of Modern Anatomical Sciences

This one-year program provides graduate coursework in biomedical sciences and 40 hours of clinical and research-based imaging training in general radiology, ultrasonography, computer tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear medicine imaging. The curriculum and clinical experiences are complementary and will build upon each other over the course of the year. The program culminates with a capstone project.

Curriculum Blueprint
Year 1 NEOMED-based Clinical Experience
July-August Foundations of Human Development: 3 credits 8 clinical hours:

Ultrasonography
Fall Semester Human Structure: 7 credits

Physiological Basis of Medicine: 5.5 credits

Introduction to Anatomical and Biomedical Imaging Modalities: 3 credits
24 clinical hours:

General Radiography (X-rays)

Computed Axial Tomography (CT)

Angiography

Ultrasonography
Spring Semester Medical Neuroscience: 6 credits

Seminar in Imaging Research and Pedagogy: 1 credit

Capstone Project Design Methods: 2 credits

Capstone Project: 2 credits
8 clinical hours:

Nuclear Medicine (MRI) and fMRI
Total 30.5 credits 40 clinical hours

Clinical Partners

Clinical partners provide students professionally precepted clinical experiences. Our clinical partners include:

Akron

  • Akron General Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
  • Summa Health System

Canton

  • Aultman Hospital

Ravenna

  • University Hospital Portage Medical Center

Salem

  • Salem Regional Medical Center

Youngstown

  • Mercy Medical Center

CONTACT

Dana Peterson, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: dpeterson@neomed.edu

Christopher Vinyard, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: cvinyard@neomed.edu

Modern Anatomical Sciences

College of Graduate Studies